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Sea Lions Find Ways to Stay Cool

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How do you beat the heat? Sea lions protect themselves from the sun by rolling around in the sand, which makes for a truly all-natural form of UV protection and some very cute pictures.

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The worst way to hire a hit man is by posting an ad on Craigslist.

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Jim Morrison’s childhood home is for sale, if any Doors fans in the market for real estate have just under a million dollars to hand over.

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A Long Island school district may have lost some credibility with its students after issuing them a summer reading list riddled with spelling errors, crediting Jane Eyre to “Charlotte Bonte” and Animal Farm to “George Ornell.” The employee responsible was disciplined, but pity the child who asked after Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gypsy” in a bookstore before the error was corrected.

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Miami Beach and the historic downtown area of Annapolis, Maryland are just two of the sites that could disappear in the near future under rapidly rising sea levels.

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India’s recent discontinuation of its telegram service puts an end to the pithy messaging platform, but not before certain cablegrams made history. Can you guess who sent these 10 famous telegrams?

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In the middle of a heat wave, there’s a certain pleasure—schadenfreude, if you will—in witnessing other people suffering more than you. These miserable-looking Wall Street employees forced to wear suits to work probably wished they could occupy shorts and a t-shirt instead.

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The 10 best summer family blockbusters available on Netflix Instant will save you a trip to the movie theater. You’ll have to make the popcorn yourself, though.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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